Winning recognition from the Guinness Book of Records last October for the world’s largest hand painted cloth, 12,000 Lebanese joined hands for environmental and social peace. Spearheaded by Lebanon’s Red Cross and Timol Paints, 7,000 volunteers and 5,000 concerned citizens pledged to observe tolerance and basic human rights before they were permitted to add their hand print to a 4,355 square meter canvas laid out in Beirut’s Camille Chamoun Stadium.
“Moving from records to a practical phase,” the joint initiative has turned the giant canvas into 5,000 re-usable bags that will be distributed for free throughout the country. This mammoth campaign called “Hand to Hand to Make a Greener Difference,” puts both environmental and social issues at the forefront of Lebanon’s priorities!
:: Daily Star
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